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The Fate of Underworld Slang.

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg examines what has happened to underworld slang. He says it no longer thrives the way it did in centuries gone by.


Other segments from the episode on May 9, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 9, 1990: Interview with Andrew Weil; Review of Paul Hindemith's album "Symphonie in B[-Flat] [für Concert-Band]; Die Vier Temperamente"; Interview with Hanif Kureishi;…


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